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ACC Recruiting: State Picks Up A Big Man

And they need a few too.

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NCAA Football: Marshall at North Carolina State
Background: Sep 9, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New North Carolina State Wolfpack men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts waves to the crowd during the first half against the Marshall Thundering Herd at Carter-Finley Stadium. 
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Manny Bates, a 6-9 kid out of Fayetteville, will attend State in 2018.

Bates chose State over Georgetown primarily but a few other schools were involved. His high school coach lauds his athleticism and his shot blocking skills in the article linked above.

He’ll have plenty of time soon: State’s losing Malik Abdul-Abu and Lennard Freeman to graduation and likely will lose Omer Yurtseven to the NBA as well so there will certainly be minutes available.

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